Health Law and Policy Clinic (3 credits) – application is open!

Applications open to day and evening students
SPRING 2017 – register now!
Class time: Monday evenings
University of Akron School of Law
Faculty: Marie B. Curry, J.D., M.P.H.
Interested students please contact: Professor Marie Curry for an application. Class size is limited.
The Health Law and Policy Clinic (HLPC) is located at Community Legal Aid in downtown Akron. The clinic works with clients who are referred to Legal Aid’s medical-legal partnership — the Health, Education, Advocacy and Law (HEAL) Project — from its medical partners at University of Akron Nursing Center for Community Health, Akron Children’s Hospital, and Summa Women’s Health Center.
Class content focuses attention on legal barriers to health, health disparities, and population health. The clinic provides opportunities for interdisciplinary learning through collaboration with its medical providers, Summit County Public Health, and statewide advocacy networks.
Clinic students will gain skills in the following areas: interviewing clients; identifying legal issues presented by client’s description of their problems; researching law and applying facts to law; investigating legal problem and potential solutions; connecting legal problems to patient health; researching health policy topics related to current advocacy issues, i.e., access to affordable medical care, racial and economic health disparities, local governance through prism of health; and presenting results of legal and policy research internally and externally.